The Novartis Foundation

Novartis is a leading global medicines company based in Basel, Switzerland, with a history going back more than 150 years. We use innovative science, digital technology and new business models to address the evolving needs of patients and societies worldwide. Novartis products are available in about 155 countries and they reached nearly 1 billion people globally in 2017. About 120 000 people of more than 140 nationalities work at Novartis around the world.

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Smart Tech Investments Can Stop the Next Pandemic and Strengthen Global Health

Posted by The Novartis Foundation on May 19, 2020 10:19:44 AM
By Dr. Ann Aerts, head of the Novartis Foundation, which focuses on how data, digital and AI can transform global health.
As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, the unsteady response can be boiled down to one explanation: We weren’t prepared. 
News reports show that even countries with the strongest health care systems have been short of health care workers, hospital space and personal protective equipment for medical staff. And without coordinated systems for managing equipment, hospital resources and operations, national leaders have been forced to make decisions on the fly and learn from the mistakes of other countries.
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Topics: Medicine, Digital Health, HealthTech, MedTech, COVID-19